9 Books to Inspire Us As We Build a New Society

I’ve been thinking about all the people I know who are actively working toward building a new, more conscious society. There are many ways to do this work. One woman runs a program to feed the hungry in New York … Continue reading

5 Reasons You Need an Author Platform Now

Have you ever heard the term “author platform?” The simplest definition: your audience of potential readers.  These days, most agents and publishers require you to have an author platform. That’s because they no longer do all the legwork for you, … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Home Base

Home base? No, it’s not a baseball metaphor. I am feeling blessed, at this time when we’re all being advised to stay home except for essential supply runs, to absolutely LOVE where I live and the people I live with. … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: My Family

I am SO blessed to have an amazing family (of birth and choice, both). This weekend, a bunch of us are helping my son and his girlfriend move into the house they just bought. Not only are we schlepping boxes … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: A Writing Win

I did it! I finished writing 50,000 words in November – with three days to spare. I’ve never finished early before. Woo hoo! The novel I’m working on isn’t done, but I’m taking a few days off from it. I … Continue reading

Sprinting to the Finish: NaNoWriMo Days 24-27

NaNoWriMo, November 2019, DAY 24 – 2003 words Dear Diary, I did my writing in the evening, after a day of making more holiday cards and then going out to dinner with BlackLion and some of his co-workers. No sprints this … Continue reading